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eventer2002
Jan. 15, 2012, 12:39 AM
I noticed this a while ago and was curious to the rationale.

In 2005 and 2006 (Butts was 8 then) he alternated between contesting CIC1* and CIC3*s. I would have expected him to move between CIC3* and CIC2*s possibly but why the gap? Just interested me.

http://search.fei.org/Search_Centre/Result/Pages/CompetitionSearch.aspx?p=72BACEB3DAA87BF025E146934 33B7651E66B4B6F557CA2B6692B3CE68B1F5F6EE688C0E67E4 6BAB7146603E1FBF93EDC

Blugal
Jan. 15, 2012, 01:52 AM
I have no idea about his particular circumstances, but riders will do this sometimes with young/green horses. The Prelim level is a good one for keeping them forward-thinking and keeping their confidence up, but at the same time the jumps are big enough the keep their attention.